Taught course

Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health

Loughborough University · School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health MSc will provide you with knowledge of the scientific concepts and procedures underpinning sport and exercise-related musculoskeletal function, measurement, injury and treatment.

The programme allows you to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to the scientific study of sport and exercise related musculoskeletal health and performance including anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, bioengineering and kinesiology.

You will also have the opportunity to carry out in-depth and critical research in selected areas of interest. Examples of the projects undertaken by past students include: the biomechanics of dynamic sport movements and performance; musculoskeletal modelling to examine muscle force; bone health and exercise in older people; retrospetive case-control risk factors of sport injury; skeletal muscle adaptation; extracellular vesicle therapeutics; and strength and conditioning exercise for performance improvement, injury prevention and rehabilitation.

The Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health programme is delivered in connection with the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine – East Midlands (NCSEM-EM), an Olympic legacy project aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the nation.

Combining the state-of-the-art facilitates of the NCSEM-EM with the unparalleled sport environment at Loughborough provides a unique postgraduate learning experience for the scientific study of sport and exercise-related musculoskeletal health and performance.

The NCSEM-EM has five key themes that cover research, education and clinical activity: physical activity in disease prevention; exercise in chronic disease; sports injuries and musculoskeletal health; mental health and wellbeing, and performance health.

Core study areas include orthopaedic sports biomechanics; neuromuscular function; physiology of endurance performance; risk and recovery of sport injury; research methods for sport and exercise; basic science and regenerative therapy; emerging technologies for health and wellbeing; motion analysis of human movement; developing computer models for sports biomechanics; sports injury, and a research project.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 226302